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Summer Session Faculty Compensation Policy

1. Full-time Faculty (Tenure Track and Tenured) Compensation for Approved Courses

Full-time faculty members (regardless of academic rank or tenure status) shall be compensated
2.78% of their total 9-month appointment rate per unit of summer session taught, based upon
their appointment for the current academic year (previous fall/spring calendar year) and census
enrollment (see Exhibit A). This equates to approximately one-ninth of the total 9-month
appointment compensation for a single four-unit course during summer session meeting
minimal enrollment. No individual faculty member shall be eligible to earn more than 3/9 of
their overall 9-month appointment compensation during any academic year summer.
To be eligible for this compensation structure, courses offered must be approved by both the
Dean of the faculty member’s academic unit as well as the Vice Provost for Enrollment
Management, and must be offered to students paying full summer rate tuition. Courses offered
for no tuition or reduced tuition rates are not eligible under this compensation scale.

2. Non- Tenure Track Faculty Compensation

Non- tenure track faculty members shall be compensated for summer session courses at the
same rate that their academic unit would pay during fall or spring sessions. Any increase in this
rate shall be at the discretion of the Dean of the academic unit, with the increase paid by the
academic unit, subject to Provost approval.

3. Compensation Tied to Enrollment Levels

To be eligible for compensation each course section must meet certain minimum enrollment
thresholds. These enrollment minimums shall be determined by the Provost in consultation with
the Vice President of Business and Finance.
If a course does not meet these minimum thresholds and is approved to be offered, scaled
course compensation will be dependent on census enrollment levels. The summer school
compensation structure, based on student enrollment, is shown in Exhibit A.

4. Compensation for Reduced Tuition Courses

No faculty member, regardless of rank or time status, shall be paid for courses which have zero
tuition related income during summer session. If students enroll in reduced tuition courses,
faculty members shall be compensated at a flat rate per student, to be determined by the
Provost in consultation with the Vice President of Business and Finance, and paid by the
academic unit.


​Summer School Compensation Structure
Salary Structure (based on a 4-unit course, scaled for courses less than or above 4 units)
Census Enrollment 1-9 (scaled 1.1% of salary per student)
Census Enrollment 10-30 (1/9 of salary)
Census Enrollment 31-40 (1/9 of salary + 1.1% of salary per additional student up to 2/9)
Census Enrollment 41+ (3/9 of salary maximum) 

About This Policy
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Academic Affairs